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IX. MISCELLANEOUS                          297
No. 316. It was in sweet Senegal.
Tune: The slave's lament Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 384.
It was in sweet Senegal that my foes did me enthral
For the lands of Virginia, -ginia, O : Torn from that lovely shore, and must never see it more, ) ,.
And alas ! I am weary, weary, O.                                   )
All on that charming coast is ho bitter snow and frost,
Like the lands of Virginia, -ginia, O : There streams for ever flow, and the flowers for ever blow, ) ^.^
And alas! I am weary, weary, O.                                       )
The burden I must bear, while the cruel scourge I fear,
In the lands of Virginia, -ginia, O ; And I think on friends most dear with the bitter, bitter tear, ) ,.
And alas ! I am weary, weary, O.                                          )
No. 317. One night as I did wander.
Tune : John Anderson my jo (see No. 212).
One night as I did wander,
When corn begins to shoot, I sat me down to ponder
Upon an auld tree root: Auld Ayr ran by before me,
And bicker'd to the seas ; A cushat crooded o'er me,
That echo'd through the trees.






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